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Next Immortals

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by eagles2win, May 11, 2014.

  1. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    Given Reg Gasnier's unfortunate passing time to think of this.

    For me it's these guy's :

    Norm Provan - Incredible run of Premierships, only reason why he isn't in because RLW thought there were to many Dragons at the time.

    Brett Kenny - scores three tries in three GF's, only player to dominate Wally Lewis(who already is an immortal) in Origin not to mention his Challenge Cup performance for Wigan against Sterlo

    Ken Irvine - until recently held every try scoring record in Australia

    Brian Bevan - from memory holds the world record for most tries scored in a career

    Eventually I'd see Keiron Foran as the first Kiwi Immortal
     
  2. voicefromthehill

    voicefromthehill Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Sad irony that we talk of immortals on the passing of a person.

    I think Foran has a way to go before being considered even a future immortal
     
  3. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    Foran - tests at 19, Youngest Kiwi Captain ever (I think), Premiership not much older, another Grand Final appearance
     
  4. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Provan should of got the nod last time.

    If he is going to get the honour I hope they don't leave it too late.
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    If the media get their way it will be the first time a current player gets the honour.

    Maybe Slater, Smith or SBW.

    Watch it happen, these old guys aren't putting bums on seats.
     
  5. Peter C

    Peter C Well-Known Member

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    As they induct more immortals it diminishes their role, perhaps add one on the passing of another one, the next inductee should be Dally Messenger.
    Players like Coote and Provan, Lockyer, and even Thurston are definitely Hall of Famers, but not immortals.
    I've seen Ron Coote play and he's certainly not a better player than Steve Menzies, yet who talks about Beaver as an immortal?.
     
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    • Ramrod

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      Steve Matai.
      He gave us the greatest hits, legal and illegal.
      He's also an awesome dummy half runner and try scorer. Just great ...every week.
       
    • Moondog

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      Beaver
       
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      • Ramrod

        Ramrod Well-Known Member

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        He should already be, but not.
        The NRL ignored him at his last season in 2008 and they will always ignore him. All because he wears the maroon and white.
         
      • Killer03

        Killer03 Well-Known Member

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        I like the idea of tiers. ie Immortals, Hall of Fame etc.

        To me the Immortals need to be very very select. So maybe you add another in 5 years time. Whereas Hall of Fame could be a couple every year or so.
         
      • Chip and Chase

        Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        Didn't we just have this discussion when Joey was anointed recently ?
         
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        Mal Meninga would be the next logical choice.
         
      • Moondog

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        Smith should be the first Immoral.
         
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        • SeaEagleRock8

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          Agree, the fact one them died should have zero bearing on when the next inductee is chosen.
           
        • Clint

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          wasn't kenny's record a double in 3 consecutive gf's?
           
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          • RiverEagle

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            Yeah it was @Clint...a double in 3 consecutive...unfortunately twice against us.

            As for the Immortals I think you have to be careful not to diminish the title by adding more and more to the list.

            Hall of Fame should be utilized more and revered more highly as in other codes.
             
          • Alan

            Alan Well-Known Member

            The next immortal will probably be named from the holden cup before playing NRL. From listening to the breathless commentators every kid that catches a ball, scores a try or can tie his own bootlaces is a SUPERSTAR OF THE GAME or GENUINE STAR OF THE FUTURE.

            If you can put your shorts on the right way and run on without tripping over a cheer girl you are at least a legend.
             

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